Coco Gauff Reacts To Lindsay Davenport Becoming US Billie Jean King Cup Captain

Coco Gauff Reacts To Lindsay Davenport Becoming US Billie Jean King Cup Captain

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Coco Gauff is excited to work with new USA Billie Jean King Cup Team Captain Lindsay Davenport after she was appointed to the role.

US tennis has been amazing throughout history, and there is always an aspiration to win the team competition. The Davis Cup team disappointed recently by failing to qualify for the Final Eight, but the women's team will play at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.

The team is pretty strong, even though it lacks the biggest stars. Coco Gauff has played at the Finals for Team USA, but she won't play for the team this time around. Jessica Pegula, as the second-best player, also won't play at the Finals, but the new captain still found willing participants.

She picked Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin, Danielle Collins, Taylor Townsend, and Sloane Stephens for the competition. It's a pretty strong squad overall and can certainly do some damage at the event. While Gauff is not with the team, she's excited to work with the new captain in the future.

Asked about it in Cancun ahead of the 2023 WTA Finals, Gauff shared her excitement about it even though she didn't speak with Davenport after she was named the new captain.

With Lindsay being the captain, I think that's a really cool new addition to the Billie Jean King Cup team. I've met her a couple times. I haven't really spoken tennis with her yet, but I'm really excited to see what I can learn from her. Hopefully I can be a good player under her leadership.

Gauff on Davenport being named as the new Billie Jean King Cup Team Captain

We will likely see them cooperate next year for the 2024 Billie Jean King Cup, as Gauff won't play at the Finals. She stated in the past that she hopes to win the competition with Team USA in the future.


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